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Written by The Salmon Arm Observer
Feb. 11, 2019, Brooke-Alvinston, B.C. - A fire Saturday evening caused damage estimated at $400,000 to a shed and the equipment inside at a farm in Brooke-Alvinston. The Salmon Arm Observer reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Feb. 11, 2019, Saskatoon - The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to an apartment fire Sunday evening. Crews found a second floor apartment fully on fire, and the building full of smoke. There were also several people trapped in the building. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 8, 2019, Coquitlam, B.C. - Firefighters in Coquitlam, B.C., were busy battling a large fire at an industrial building early Thursday. The blaze started just after midnight at a masonry building and had already made its way through most of the interior by the time crews arrived. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Feb. 8, 2019, Cambridge, Ont. - A man has died after sustaining serious injuries in a garage fire on Wednesday night. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Feb. 8, 2019, Kitchener, Ont. - Fire dispatch services will be combined in a single service across Waterloo Region, the cities of Cambridge and Kitchener announced Thursday. The Kitchener-Waterloo Record reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 8, 2019, Richibucto Village, N.B. - A fire has demolished a lobster-packing plant in Richibucto Village, putting more than 150 people out of work. The fire alarm at Cape Bald Packers processing plant went off at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, alerting emergency services and the plant manager. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 6, 2019, Beaverbrook, N.B. - RCMP say a body was found in the remains of a house destroyed by fire in northern New Brunswick over the weekend. The fire started shortly before noon Sunday in Beaverbrook, about 20 kilometres northwest of Miramichi, said Sgt. Brent Johnston of the New Brunswick RCMP. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 6, 2019, Brandon, Man. - Firefighters battled a house fire in Brandon, Man., on Tuesday afternoon that sent thick smoke over parts of the city. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Feb. 6, 2019, Clearview Township, Ont. - Fire destroyed a barn in Clearview Township on Tuesday afternoon. Twenty-two firefighters battled the inferno with help from the Essa and Collingwood fire departments. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 5, 2019, Montreal - Quebec firefighters are seeking help from the provincial government to deal with an increase in the number of reported cases of post-traumatic stress. Data provided by the Montreal firefighters union, known by its French acronym, APDM, shows that the number of diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder has jumped from six in 2013 to 22 in 2018. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Abbotsford News
Feb. 5, 2019, Chilliwack, B.C. - Firefighters battled to a two-alarm fire at a truck repair shop in Chilliwack Monday afternoon, shortly after 3 p.m. The Abbotsford News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 5, 2019, Caledon, Ont. - The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating the extent of the damage after a weekend house explosion in the town of Caledon left one man dead and up to 35 residents displaced. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CityNews
Feb. 5, 2019, Toronto - The City of Toronto says fire safety companies tasked with conducting inspections at three properties in the city have been fined and put on probation for violations of the Ontario Fire Code. CityNews reports. | READ MORE
Written by CP24
Feb. 5, 2019, Toronto - A high-rise building in Etobicoke was without power and water for at least several hours overnight Monday after a hydro vault fire. CP24 News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Fire Fighting in Canada
Feb. 4, 2019, Hamilton, Ont. - Pike Krpan, a Hamilton firefighter and vice-president of the Fire Service Women Ontario (FSWO) has been nominated for the YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Award in Education/Mentorship.

Krpan has been promoting positive change for women in the fire service, not only in her role within FSWO, but also her leading role in Hamilton's Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training), a three-day program that empowers young women and introduces them to firefighting.

The Women of Distinction Awards are nationally recognized awards for women, and honours the achievements of these trailblazers who have displayed their commitment to bettering their communities and making a positive impact.

Pike has been a career firefighter with the City of Hamilton since 2013. She has been a member of FSWO since the beginning of her career. 
Pike rides an engine truck and also has had the opportunity to work in dispatch, rope rescue and also as a driver/pump operator at Hamilton Fire. 

She was the recipient of a full Honeywell Scholarship to FDIC 2016. She studied Pre-Service Firefighter Education at FESTI (Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute) and was hired within six months of her graduation.

Pike is currently a mentor with FSWO's mentorship program and offers assistance to many young women and men considering a career in the fire service. She also acts as a mentor promoting women in firefighting with the Women in Trades program of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. She loves to introduce people to the challenge of firefighting.
Written by Global News
Feb. 4, 2019, Bathurst, N.B. - A Purolator distribution centre in Bathurst, N.B., has been heavily damaged after a fire on Saturday evening. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 4, 2019, Sydney, N.S. - Fire officials say it's too soon to know the extent of the damage to Chants Funeral Home in Sydney following a fire Saturday evening. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 4, 2019, Clarenville, N.L. - Fire has left much of the Wave Hotel and Fitness Centre in Clarenville in rubble, in a blaze so intense that crews remained at the scene for nearly eight hours beginning Saturday night and into Sunday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 1, 2019, Sherbrooke, Que. - An overnight fire has completely destroyed a John Deere tractor dealership and repair shop in Sherbrooke, causing some $3 million in damage. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Feb. 1, 2019, Winnipeg - A blaze in a 17-storey Winnipeg highrise apartment building led to one person being hospitalized in unstable condition Thursday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE

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